Meaning of lower world in English:

lower world

Pronunciation /ˌləʊə ˈwəːld/


  • 1Chiefly with the, this, etc. Earth as opposed to heaven or the heavens; the earthly world.

  • 2With the. The mythical abode of the dead, imagined as being under the earth, the underworld; specifically the place of the damned, hell.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From lower + world.